Band On The Run

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It’s been an exciting few months for music at Tubbenden Primary. In the summer we launched our first ‘Band on the Run’ project, when 15 Year 4 children took an intensive five-week course to learn a brass or woodwind instrument, culminating in a concert for pupils and parents. Recently our second group completed their course, and now we have a big band at school!

The band will be performing this week at the Christmas Carol concert for the first time, although for some children there was an exciting opportunity in November to join the BYMT Junior Brass Ensemble in a concert at Langley Boys School.

A week in the nursery

The Nursery children use the computer suite on a Thursday morning and afternoon most weeks.


There have been mark making opportunities this week using pens, pencils and shaving foam.

Nu5    Nu3

Lots of fun games were played in the water tray and  using the parachute in P.E.

Nu6    Nu4

Children have been trying on their costumes ready for the coming performances.



Home Learning Support Club

Earlier this year, Tubbenden started a new Home Learning Support Club to assist pupils with their home learning.  Although Home Learning is supposed to be completed at home, we understand that sometimes this is not always possible.  Miss Venn, Mr Ferguson and Mrs Bruce run the club on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday lunchtimes, providing children with any additional resources and support they may need.  The club is open to children from all year groups and is already proving extremely popular!


Yellow & Merlin’s Magical Christmas Adventure

Last Wednesday the unit classes joined together to visit Santa in his Ruxley Manor workshop. We all boarded the Ruxley express to make our way to Santa’s home in Lapland. Along the way there were a few surprises. Our first stop was the wintry snowman village where we had a good snowball fight! Next, we made some colourful Christmas tree decorations and then we were able to make our own special reindeer food to be spread on Christmas Eve. Finally, we arrived in Santa’s Grotto. We woke Santa up from his afternoon nap and we used magic to make presents appear from the chimney.

We all had a thoroughly magical trip!
We saw Santa's reindeer having a munch on some Christmas Tree'sEnjoying the singing penguins

Enjoying the singing Penguins

Making Reindeer Food

Making Reindeer Food

All aboard the Ruxley Manor ExpressWe danced along to the Christmas songs

Making our decorationsThank you for our presents Santa!

Thank you for our presents Santa!


Budding Artists Exhibit at the Walnuts

You may have noticed the large amount of building works at the Walnuts Shopping Centre in Orpington. Miller Construction have been working together with the Walnuts Shopping Centre and Miller Developments on the exciting project to regenerate this area.

Miller Construction ran a competition for local schools to produce pieces of art to decorate the hoarding with the theme ‘What would you like to see in a new shopping centre?’

We are delighted that some of our children’s artwork was selected and on Friday 28th November, the winning children were invited to the Walnuts Centre to meet Jo Johnson, our local MP, who presented the prizes and conducted a brief tour of some of the entries. Refreshments were provided and local press were invited.






Cross Country news

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Several children from TPS took part in the Bromley Primary Schools Cross Country event at Crystal Palace on Saturday 22nd November.

Well done to all the children who took part, and a big ‘Thanks’ to Miss Davis and Miss Tanner for their support on a wet Saturday Morning.

Book Fair

A big  ‘Thank You’ to all the parents and children who  supported the Book Fair.  We raised just over  £ 2,000 which meant that each class had £50 worth of books to choose for their class libraries. It was great to see the children  and staff so excitied about the new books.

Thank you, thank you, thank you to Mrs Toller,  Mrs Barnes and the team of parent helpers. This would not have been possible without you.

Mrs Gray